I have a different opinion. I think it's because classic gamers never paid much attention to sports games. Do you know anyone who collects primarily sports games?

Also, your theory is very sound but I'd like to add just a small point: unlike many RPGs and strategy games, sports games are generally surpassed in quality with every new release. With RPGs, the sequels are generally (replace "generally" for a high percentage number of your choice ;) ) worse than the game they're based on!

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Why is there no market for sports games collectables?

My opinion is because sports games just replace one another with each
successive release. It's not like they're different games (ie, a new sport)
Sure, once in a while I get nostalgic for "Great Baseball" on the SMS, or
"Bases Loaded" or "Tecmo Bowl" on the NES. Heck, I even sometimes think of
"Superbowl Sunday" for the C64. But there's not the same factors involved in
collecting these games as there are for adventures or RPGs. Why would I want
to play Superbowl Sunday when I could play Madden 2007 which is
(theoretically) much better? OK, maybe it's not much better, and there's the
nostalgia factor like I said before, but it's not the same as it is with
adventures and RPGs where theoretically every game is different. If someone
has never played Hardball or One on One, they'd probably have no interest to
do so except as a matter of curiosity. However, they might very well want to
go and play King's Quest 1, especially if they've played King's Quest 7 or
whatever.

Stuart

-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Leonard [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Friday, June 11, 2004 12:17 PM
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Subject: [SWCollect] No market for Macintosh collectables?


I was just amazed by this:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=51333&item=5703687968


One bid, six games in good condition, $8?  I have two questions based on
this
occurance:

1. Is there just no market for Macintosh software collectables?  Why the
hell not?
2. Along those lines, how come there's no market for Sports game
collectables
(any platform)?

Normally I'd rack up #2 as the "if it's not an adventure, it's not
collectable"
mentality that 95% of the software collecting scene shares, but that doesn't
explain #1.  I'm very confused...!
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